Diastolic, but not systolic, dysfunction a risk for peri-op CHF

In this cohort of 313 patients undergoing vascular surgery, all had TEE performed to define systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Of the patients, 8% had systolic dysfunction, 43% had diastolic dysfunction, and 24% had both. Diastolic, but not systolic dysfunction, independently predicted post-operative CHF. It is important to include diastolic dysfunction in the peri-operative risk stratification (abstract).

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